Introduces the cutting edge issues and current scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Israel Studies.
Representing a wide array of disciplines: economics, history, literature, political science, anthropology, and sociology, this book offers original examinations of the state of scholarship about Israel, as well as insightful assessments of contemporary Israeli society, politics, economy, and culture. The contributors review and analyze more than sixty recent publications, half of them in Hebrew or Arabic, showcasing important literature not readily accessible to European and North American readers. Continuing the tradition established by the preceding volumes, Review Essays in Israel Studies offers a rich and varied treatment of new scholarship and enhances our understanding of Israel studies today.
Laura Zittrain Eisenberg is Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of My Enemy's Enemy: Lebanon in the Early Zionist Imagination, 1900–1948 and coauthor (with Neil Caplan) of Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: Patterns, Problems, Possibilities. Neil Caplan is Coordinator of the Humanities Department and Jewish Studies Programme at Vanier College in Montreal. He is the author of Palestine Jewry and the Arab Question, 1917–1925; The Lausanne Conference, 1949: A Case Study in Middle East Peacemaking; and Futile Diplomacy.
"Review Essays is a must for any library with a serious Israel or Middle East collection. " — Jewish Book World
"There are a variety of collections of articles about Israel currently available. Usually, these are not broad overviews, but rather collections of specialized articles on a particular topic, such as the crisis in democracy in Israel or religion or Israeli society. This volume is unique in two ways: it covers a variety of disciplines (political science, history, sociology, anthropology, literature, and cultural studies), and it reviews the recent, mostly academic, literature in these areas. " — James Armstrong, State University of New York at Plattsburgh